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Zuma makes more homophobic comments

The Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) party leader says that if people vote for MK, the party will remove all the laws people never supported.

27-02-24 08:00
Jacob Zuma
FNB has frozen the accounts of former President Jacob Zuma. Photo: GCIS / Flickr

Former President Jacob Zuma is against same-sex relationships; he says it’s a disgrace.

The Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) party leader says that if people vote for MK, the party will remove all the laws people never supported. According to Business Day, Zuma wants African law instead of Dutch law.

‘WHO MADE THE LAW THAT A MAN CAN DATE ANOTHER MAN’

“Who made the law that a man can date another man? Who will women be left with?” Zuma asked. He was addressing MK party supporters in Maqongqo near Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

Zuma said he “does not understand what the word democracy means” and asked his supporters for a definition. The Constitution forbids discrimination based on sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

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‘A DISGRACE TO THE NATION AND GOD,’ ZUMA SAID IN 2006

It is not the first time the former president criticised same-sex relationships. When he was deputy president in 2006, Zuma was quoted condemning gay marriages as “a disgrace to the nation and God,” saying they should not be tolerated.

He also said that same-sex marriages were a taboo that should not be tolerated in any normal society. Zuma received a public backlash then and apologised “unreservedly for the pain and anger” his comments caused.

MK PARTY TARGETS KZN AND GAUTENG AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

Established in December 2023, the MK party has disrupted the local political landscape and is expected to play a vital role in the upcoming elections. Political analysts say its impact should be considered.

The MK party’s stronghold is KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), one of the key battlegrounds going into this year’s elections. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), more than 5.7 million people in KZN are registered to vote in the polls. Only Gauteng has more voters, with almost 7 million registered voters.